Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pace University with a B.S. in commercial dance and psychology. At Pace, she performed works by Andy Blankenbuehler, Jessica Lang, Chloe Arnold, and Jason Samuels Smith. She began her training at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance under James Robey, and continued her training at Fineline Theatre Arts under Elizabeth Parkinson and Scott Wise, and Mary Ann Lamb.
She has also studied under Twyla Tharp, and performed works such as The Fugue and Burundi Drums. She has been seen on the national tour of 42nd Street, which was helmed by the 2001 Tony Award-winning team of Mark Bramble and Randy Skinner. In addition, Kelly performed in Holiday Inn at Paper Mill Playhouse, who was the recipient of the 2016 regional theatre Tony Award. She has performed at North Shore Music Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, New Bedford Festival Theatre, and Surflight Theatre. Favorite credits include My Fair Lady, Singin’ in the Rain, and Crazy For You.
Aside from performing, Kelly has been teaching a wide variety of styles for 6 years, from students in creative movement to adult levels.